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Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by Mark Lamutt, Nov 19, 2004.
Based on what Mark said in this
thread I doubt it
I would be extremely surprised to see L210 spool this afternoon. We're still a little while before the target date that I know about.
Rob - if your 921 is in standby when the download happens, and then turn it on, you should see the reboot happening. I would force the reboot if you're using the 921 when you take the download, and it doesn't automatically reboot on it's own.
Also, when this one comes, I would also blow away all of your local digital channels and rescan. Enough has changed, that this may be necessary.
Do you know if the latest software addresses the loss of caller ID problem after frequent use that requires a deletion of history & reboot????
Mark where's the poll? My vote 12/24/04
It will be on 11/31/04
I bet it will be tomorrow!
Rob, I'm not aware of that callerid problem, but it may fix it because callerid on my 921 is working perfectly (I don't have DSL or anything else that's different or strange on my phone line, though).
As for when, software never spools on the weekend (not even beta). Usually it spools towards the end of the week. Every once in a while, it spools at the beginning of the week, but don't count on that happening this week. Like I said, there are still a couple of things that need to be worked out before it's quite ready for primetime. It's close, but not quite there yet.
I always wondered why they wait until late in the week.
Then people that find problems have days to stew and get ticked off before they can get any help. :nono2:
I think it's usually the end of the week because we're generally doing the final testing on the release candidate early in the week. And then it takes about a day to get the code up to the satellite for spooling.
But you see the point I'm making. They're spooling stuff based on their convienence, with little or no regard for how it may affect customers.
One example is the lack of control we have over whether a new release is forced on us. I can see spooling it if we can lock it out until we're ready - like most other E* receivers.
Also, look at the recent 522 test fiasco, and watch what happens wth 811 soon.
E* needs to buy a clue about handling new releases.
My vote is for 12/3.
Of course it's at their convenience. They send it out when it's done. what you are saying is that if everything is finished and uploaded to the sat, on say, thursday or friday, they should wait until Monday to send it out?
Personally I feel they should send it out as soon as it's done AND have support staff standing by on the phones to help with any problems.
Every update that I have received still has problems. It would be nice if they could provide an update that works with out any further problems. We are still getting continued delays on the next update because they are still having problems. What does this say about the software? Support staff standing by on the phones to help with any problems, now that is a good one!
Most of the members of this forum already know more about Dish equipment than the entire "support staff" combined !
Who's the paying customer here?
Or course, it was REALLY "done" when they think it is, this wouldn't be an issue.
I rarely disagree with you, but I'd prefer to have the software as soon as it's ready. Why wait until Monday if it was ready on Thursday? I'd prefer to have have my OTA guide data, get rid of the blue line, or have any other improvement as soon as possible. Anyone here isn't going to call for support if there is a problem anyway; we'd just check these boards for answers to our questions.
Why do they feel the need to do these mega updates that always wind up getting delayed. Release incremental fixes that address one bug at a time and then adjust from there. It's the months that go by without improvement that drive us nuts....